We are Chinubhai Kalidass & Bros.

CKB is how the logistics business fraternity across the globe knows us. We are immensely proud to be counted amongst the few truly multinational, multi-surface logistics service providers from India. We are also very proud of our lineage of over 100 years of uninterrupted service to the EXIM community.
Today, in this highly competitive business environment we are keeping pace with emerging demands and challenges by creating innovative solutions and adding value to every link in the supply chain we service. With a team that is inspired by excellence, a service portfolio that is strengthened by our commitment to deliver results and a network that is reaching out to serve new customers and markets, we are moving ahead with a quiet assurance that reflects the confidence of a leader.

We believe that whether AIR LAND OR SEA…
Movement begins with CKB.

A 100 Years … and the quest for new horizons.. still unceasing…

  • 1917

    Chinubhai Kalidass & Bros. established by Mr. C. K. Sheth with the support of his brothers.

  • 1949

    New opportunities came knocking. International markets were booming
    and exports from India showed an upward trend.

  • 1953

    First branch at the port of Kandla established.

  • 1955

    Warehouses were procured to facilitate the export and import trade.

  • 1957

    TRANSPORTRADE, the trucking division established.

  • 1968

    Major expansion undertaken.
    Exports of non traditional goods intensified.

  • 1968-84

    Business Consolidation Phase.

  • 1984

    Obtained the customs operating licence for clearance from Ahmedabad.

  • 1986-87

    Major expansion of our fleet of trucks/trailers.

  • 1987

    Established our branch at Pune.

  • 1989

    Established Anubhav Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd.

  • 1990

    1st September 1990 was a golden day in the history of CKB, Ahmedabad.
    We cleared the first ever container out of ICD, Ahmedabad.

  • 1991

    Ahmedabad ICD fully operational.

  • 1992

    CKB celebrates 75 years in the service of International trade.

  • 1993

    Established our branch at Jaipur.

  • 1994

    Established Axis Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd.

  • 1996

    Established Ace Shipping Pvt. Ltd.

  • 1997

    Established our branches at Baroda and Udaipur.

    A dedicated LCL Consolidation service to 550 destinations around the globe introduced at I.C.D. Ahmedabad.

    1st CHA to ship out a container from ICD, Dasrath (Baroda).

  • 1998

    Established our branch at Nagpur.

  • 1999

    Mauritius Office established

    Chicago, USA Office established

  • 2000

    CKB bought its own spacious office in Mumbai and consolidated its group operations under one roof.

  • 2001

    CKB joined forces with two freight forwarding giants to form a powerful logistics conglomerate CEL.

    CEL jointly owns and operates a large fleet of ISO Tanks.

  • 2002

    Mundra office established.

  • 2003

    Delhi office established.

  • 2004

    Chennai office established.

    Pipavav office established.

  • 2005

    Bangalore office established

  • 2009

    Ankleshwar Branch established

    Transliquid Company Limited - ISO Tank Operator with over 1600 owned ISO Tanks Established

  • 2010

    Dahej Branch established

    CELware Logistics Pvt Ltd. Established

  • 2011

    Hazira Branch established

  • 2012

    CKB wins the mala award for the best custom house agent-all india

    CKB awarded the gold trophy - best logistics services provider by atul ltd - one of the largest chemical companies in india

  • 2012-13

    Concor awards - ankleshwar - sea export

    Concor Awards - Ankleshwar - sea import

    Concor Awards - Baroda - sea export

    Concor Awards - Ahmedabad - sea export

  • 2013

    Logistics plus, india established

    CKB awarded the gold trophy (2nd year in a row) - best logistics services provider by atul ltd - one of the largest chemical companies in india

    Nominated for the best freight forwarder of the year

    Nominated for the best customs broker of the year

    Gujarat star awards - best freight forwarder

    Gujarat star awards - best customs broker

    Atul ltd - india's largest chemical company - gold trophy - best logistics service provider (2nd year in a row)

  • 2013-14

    Gujarat junction awards 2015 - freight forwarder of the year

    Gujarat Junction awards 2015 - customs broker of the year

    Gujarat Star Awards - customs broker of the year

    Gujarat Star Awards - customs broker of the year - containers

    Concor Awards - number 1 - export - ahmedabad

    Concor Awards - number 1 - export - ankleshwar

    Concor Awards - number 1 - import - ankleshwar

  • 2014-15

    Concor awards - Ahmedabad - sea export

    Concor awards - number 1 - export - ankleshwar

    Concor awards - number 1 - import - ankleshwar

  • 2015

    Gujarat star awards - best freight forwarder

    Gujarat star awards - best customs broker

  • 2016

    Gujarat junction awards - best freight forwarder

    Gujarat junction awards - best customs broker

    Economic times logistics awards 2016 - best freight forwarder all india

    CKB enters its 100th year on 6th february 2016

    Gold trophy - best logistics service provider (3rd year in a row) (awards not held for 2014 & 2015)

    India maritime awards - freight forwarder of the year

    CKB group's foray into africa - opens its own office at mombasa (kenya) under the banner of ark shipping kenya pvt ltd

    MALA awards 2016 - best freight forwarder of the year